5 easy steps to plan your weekend adventure

5 easy steps to plan your weekend adventure - Let's Love Local

One of the most frequent questions that came up on my survey (if you haven’t taken it yet, please do so here) was how the heck I find all of these weird places I go? I was a bit stumped by the question because searching for something new to do in my free time is basically just ingrained in me. In general, I think what a lot of you underestimate is the sheer amount of time I spend thinking about what I’m going to do in my free time, where the next place I’m going to aimlessly wander is, and … Read More

Crown Hill Cemetery, I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

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Just a few days left – please take a moment to fill out my two-minute survey here! I was not raised a spiritual person. I never went to church or was forced to participate in religious activities or had any real interest in being involved in any of that. Christmas was the tree. Easter was a giant rabbit. Even now, for better or worse, I’m not at all interested in organized religion and have only a very nebulous concept of what I hope is really out there. So maybe I don’t have a deep spirituality to guide me, but I … Read More

Let’s get real: a 2-minute reader survey

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For this week’s #LLLADVENTURE, please head to Instagram! Let’s Love Local is still just a little baby of a blog, having only been in existence for about three weeks. Nonetheless, I hope you’ve gotten a feel for what this little publication has got in store for you in the past few weeks. That being said, this new beginning has conveniently coincided with the end of the year which got me thinking. I want your opinions. Yes, yours. From what you’ve seen so far of Let’s Love Local, what do you love? What do you hate? What do you want to … Read More

Travel like a local in Indianapolis

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While I wouldn’t consider myself an Indianapolis expert (yet) I have made some valiant efforts to get out and see what’s good in my new city. I’d like to think I’m slowly on the path to becoming a well-informed local. How? You see, to me, traveling like a local consists of two main things: Asking. Quiz everyone you meet. Stalk influencers on social media. Whatever you have to do to figure out what the cool kids are doing, do it! After all, it’s easy to do a quick search for the tourist spots; what makes a trip really special is … Read More

6 Staycation ideas that don’t suck

6 Staycation Ideas that Don't Suck

Did you know that in 2013 the average vacation expense per person in the United States was $1145? That sounds incredibly high, but once you factor in plane tickets, accommodations, activity fees, and food, I guess it’s not that outrageous of a sum. That being said, a $1000+ vacation is definitely not always feasible whether it’s due to low funds or time constraints. But vacations don’t have to be that expensive – honest! Consider the humble staycation – a term I absolutely loath but which encapsulates a concept I adore. If you’re not sure, a staycation is exactly what it … Read More

#LLLADVENTURE 2: the local cocktail

Local Travel Weekend Challenge

Last week’s challenge You can see the full challenge here, but basically: find some badass street art you’ve never seen before! There were some really great submissions, but Setarra‘s snap (from not too far from my old stomping grounds in VA) was my favorite for its beautiful colors and infectious energy! Check it out plus the other amazing snaps from all over the world (hover over any of them to see more from that ‘grammer): A photo posted by Setarra (Se-tar-ra) ✨ (@setarrra) on Nov 8, 2015 at 12:44pm PST Now, onto this week’s challenge! Mmm… Taste the culture Do … Read More